Official: Laxalt leaves Milan and joins Celtic on loan until the end of the season

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Diego Laxalt before Milan-Bodø/Glimt at Stadio San Siro on September 24, 2020

Diego Laxalt has left Milan and he’ll meet the Rossoneri in the Europa.

Laxalt has not been in the plans of Stefano Pioli and on deadline day the club has decided to send him away.

The Uruguayan left back has joined Celtic, who have been drawn to the same Group as Milan in the Europa League.

“Milan announces that the player Diego Sebastián Laxalt Suárez has joined Celtic FC on loan. The Club wishes him all the best for the rest of the season,” a statement on the Diavolo site reads.

The Celtic announcement is a bit more detailed: “Celtic Football Club are delighted to announce that Uruguayan internationalist, Diego Laxalt, has joined the club on loan from Milan until the end of the season. The 27-year-old left-sided player, who has been capped 24 times by his country, has been with the Italian giants since joining from Genoa in 2018, where he had been a team-mate of Olivier Ntcham.

“Diego becomes the latest signing for Neil Lennon’s squad during this transfer window, joining Vasilis Barkas, Albian Ajeti, David Turnbull and fellow loan signings, Shane Duffy and Moi Elyounoussi at the Scottish champions.

Diego Laxalt at Celtic.

Last season he spent the first part of the campaign on loan at Torino, although he returned to the San Siro and played for the Rossoneri during the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign. And Milan will be Celtic’s first opponents in this season’s UEFA Europa League group stages, with the Italian side visiting Glasgow on October 22.

“After starting his career with Defensor Sporting in Uruguay, Diego moved to Italy in 2013 when he joined Inter Milan. During three years with the club, he also had spells with Bologna, Empoli and Genoa before joining the latter on a permanent basis in 2016.

“His international debut for Uruguay came in a friendly match against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin back in June 2017. Ireland won that game 3-1, and Diego’s new Celtic team-mate, Shane Duffy, played in the match.

“Everyone welcomes Diego to Celtic and wishes him every success in the green and white Hoops.”

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O’Gabbs’
22 days ago

Ajer loading………..next transfer market

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
22 days ago

Soooooooooo when Theo is out who is his replacement? Who is his fucking back up? But it’s ok, we have 5 cb and 4 rb now, we don’t need a replacement for lb

bidonesia
bidonesia
21 days ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Maldini jr maybe..

bidonesia
bidonesia
21 days ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

also we’v 2 players that can play all positions aka Borini 2nd (Castillejo) & Borini 3rd (Salemaker)

Milan10
Milan10
21 days ago

well this is dumb. who’s gonna be theo’s back up? dalot? because i know its not calamitybria who almost scored vs donna last weekend and who became lb lord during that atalanta massacre last dec